Issue date : Tue 13 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Softly, softly on climate may deliver elusive results
The Australian
Tue 13 April, 2021
The Morrison government is demonstrating a quiet determination to progress the nation’s climate change response through good process and considered action rather than grand gesture and public posturing.
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BHP to ride EV, green power revolution as copper, nickel demand set to soar
The Age
Tue 13 April, 2021
BHP, the nation’s largest miner, expects demand for copper to double and nickel to quadruple by 2050 as faster rollouts of electric cars, solar panels and wind farms use up more of the metals.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Coca-Cola joins global renewable energy initiative
Food & Beverage
Tue 13 April, 2021
Coca-Cola Amatil has joined the global RE100 renewable energy initiative and committed to power its entire operations, spanning six countries, with 100% renewable electricity by by 2025 in Australia and New Zealand.
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Why monitoring wastewater pumps is important for the environment
Inside Waste
Tue 13 April, 2021
Submersible wastewater pumps are an integral part of efficiently transporting sewage from one station to another in urban areas, with the sewage eventually ending up at a STP (Sewage Treatment plant) ready for processing.
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Aerosols have three different liquid phases
Cosmos
Tue 13 April, 2021
A discovery about the chemistry of aerosols has implications for climate modelling and pollution control.
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Turning waste into high-quality film
Inside Waste
Tue 13 April, 2021
Poligroup of Bulgaria has been producing film of a high quality and in part with thicknesses around 30μm from a mixture of wastes since September 2013. The system used by Poligroup consists of a washing plant and an EREMA TVEplus system.
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Buying new clothes sustainably is possible. Here’s how
The Age
Tue 13 April, 2021
When the word “sustainable” is used in fashion, it can be confusing. Does it mean clothes swaps? Vegan leather? And is it possible to buy new clothes without feeling guilty?
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sustainable Beauty Is a Confusing Game – Here’s a Guide to the Terms You Need to Know
PopSugar
Tue 13 April, 2021
Beauty consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the ingredients in some of their go-to products, as well as the effects said products and packaging might have on the environment. Over the last few years, terms under the sustainable-beauty umbrella like “zero waste,” “waterless,” “clean,” “vegan,” and “eco-friendly” have been used to describe tons of beauty products, but because the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate them in the context of cosmetics labelling or ingredients, it can be hard to understand what each one means.
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ADF will need more resources to deal with climate and regional security crises
The Mandarin
Mon 12 April, 2021
The capacity of the Australian Defence Force and other key agencies must be increased urgently to enable them to deal simultaneously with climate-driven disasters at home and in the region while countering worsening security threats, food shortages and mass people movements.
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Why is DFAT using US wind farm to promote Australia’s climate efforts?
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 April, 2021
With a major international climate leadership summit just weeks away, Australia’s diplomats have ramped up their efforts to convince the world that Australia is taking climate action – including by using footage of overseas renewable energy projects in promotional videos.
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New Climate Change Authority appointments
Utility Magazine
Mon 12 April, 2021
A new Chair and two new members have been appointed to the Climate Change Authority by the Federal Government.
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Green groups denounce Sino-French African pipeline deal
Yahoo News
Tue 13 April, 2021
French green groups on Monday denounced a newly inked multi-national accord to build a massive crude oil pipeline in East Africa, warning of huge environmental risks.
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International Business Times
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Defence needs to rethink its disaster-relief strategy
The Strategist
Mon 12 April, 2021
Scientists have long predicted that climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, like tropical cyclones, in the Asia–Pacific region. Now, with four decades of observable data, it’s clear that the problem is no longer a hypothetical but a formidable challenge requiring a complex array of strategic policy decisions to support national and regional resilience.
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Amundi revamps climate fund
Financial Standard
Mon 12 April, 2021
The European asset manager has launched a new fixed income strategy for its Just Transition for Climate fund to now incorporate the social aspects involved with moving to a low-carbon economy.
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Grab a slab for a dab of solar power with Solar Exchange
Marketing
Mon 12 April, 2021
The VB Solar Exchange is a new program enabling beer lovers to trade their supply of solar energy for slabs of Victoria Bitter. This campaign was launched by Victoria Bitter and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.
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Grattan Institute and WWF clash over renewable energy targets
The New Daily
Mon 12 April, 2021
Australia could switch to 70 per cent renewables by the 2030s and achieve net-zero emissions without threatening affordability or reliability of supply, according to new research by the Grattan Institute.
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Ireland to replace last coal plant with huge green hub and floating wind farm
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 April, 2021
The Republic of Ireland is set to say goodbye to coal, after the state-owned Electricity Supply Board announced it would transform its last remaining coal generation, the 915MW Moneypoint facility, into a green energy hub, including a 1.4GW floating offshore wind farm.
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Green hydrogen will triple South Australia wind and solar output by 2030
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 April, 2021
The output from South Australia’s growing portfolio of wind and solar farms is expected to at least triple over the coming eight years under a newly modelled “green hydrogen” scenario, but could remain static in other scenarios.
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Human hair can boost perovskite solar cell performance, new study finds
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 April, 2021
If you had your hair cut at a barber’s somewhere in the vicinity of a Queensland University of Technology campus sometime last year, there’s an outside chance you could have contributed to the advancement of cutting edge Australian solar technology.
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Tonsley-produced hydrogen to be used in heating homes in Mitchell Park
The Advertiser
Mon 12 April, 2021
The state’s hydrogen power rollout will start in May, with 700 southern suburbs houses to be heated partially with locally produced hydrogen at Tonsley.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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New site options for Eyre Peninsula desalination plant
Utility Magazine
Mon 12 April, 2021
The location for SA Water’s planned Eyre Peninsula seawater desalination plant is under review, with the utility set to explore more cost-effective alternatives compared to the current preferred site near Sleaford Bay.
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Changing flight paths ‘cuts climate damage’
The Australian
Mon 12 April, 2021
The environmental impact of flying could be dramatically reduced by a technology company that will reroute aircraft to prevent them leaving ribbons of cloud in their wake.
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